Inferior parietal lobule


Inferior parietal lobule

Infobox Brain
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Latin = lobulus parietalis inferior
GraySubject = 189
GrayPage = 823



Caption = Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from the side. (Inferior parietal lobule is in upper right.)


Caption2 = Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from above. (Inferior parietal lobule visible at bottom left.)
IsPartOf = Parietal lobe
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The inferior parietal lobule (subparietal district or lobule) lies below the horizontal portion of the intraparietal sulcus, and behind the lower part of the postcentral sulcus.

It is divided from before backward into two gyri:

* One, the supramarginal gyrus, arches over the upturned end of the lateral fissure; it is continuous in front with the postcentral gyrus, and behind with the superior temporal gyrus.

* The second, the angular gyrus, arches over the posterior end of the superior temporal sulcus, behind which it is continuous with the middle temporal gyrus.


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